Syrian Government Fires On Refugees In Turkey
For the first time since the Syrian uprising began 13 months ago, government troops have opened fire across the border into Turkey. The attack targeted a refugee camp for Syrians just across the border. There are conflicting reports on casualties, but the incident casts further doubt on the prospects for a ceasefire due to go into effect this week.
The Key To Keeping Lice At Bay? A Lot Of Hot Air
When kids are infested with head lice, a certain amount of panic — even desperation — can spread through a household. Parasite expert Dale Clayton knows that nightmare all too well, but now he also has a solution — using hot air to dry lice out and kill them and their eggs.
AOL Sale The Latest Shot In Tech Patent War
AOL is selling a trove of patents to Microsoft for about $1.1 billion. The announcement sent AOL's share price soaring. A shareholder group had been complaining that the struggling company hadn't acted to realize the value of its patents. Many tech companies have been moving aggressively to assemble large patent portfolios as they battle over intellectual property.
Hacking For Sale: Lucrative Deals For Security Firms
Security firms like Vupen are selling hacking techniques to the highest bidder — typically government agencies — for six-figure price tags. Audie Cornish talks to Forbes reporter Andy Greenberg about the market for security vulnerabilities and who's buying them.
Now On The Menu For Hungry Kids: Supper At School
More families in financial stress are relying on schools to feed their children breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the past few years, a federally subsidized school dinner program has spread from six to all 50 states.
Lack Of Graduates Hampers Portugal's Recovery
Just 28 percent of Portuguese over age 30 have graduated from high school, making Portugal not only Western Europe's poorest country but also its least educated. The EU bailed out Portugal last year, but the low level of graduates complicates efforts to build a modern economy.
What Makes Gas Prices Continue To Rise?
Why does a gallon of gas at the pump cost an average of $3.93? Why might it soon hit $4? Robert Siegel asks Robin West, the chairman of PFC Energy, an energy consulting firm.